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The animal kingdom, or zoological system, of the celebrated Sir Charles Linnæus. containing a complete systematic description, arrangement, and nomenclature, of all the known species and varieties of the mammalia, or animals which give suck to their young

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The animal kingdom, or zoological system, of the celebrated Sir Charles Linnæus. containing a complete systematic description, arrangement, and nomenclature, of all the known species and varieties of the mammalia, or animals which give suck to their young


Published 1792
Topics Mammals, Birds
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Translation of: Systema naturae, pts. 1-2, 13th ed. (edited by F. Gmelin). Leipzig : Impensis G.E. Beer, 1788-[1789]

Also contains Class II, Birds, with special half-title (p. [401]-644); the pagination of this part is continuous from pt. 1

A printed errata slip, explaining the publisher's intention of issuing the remainder of the incomplete Systematic catalogue of birds (i.e. the missing section, p. 433-468) at a later time, is inserted between p. 432 and p. 469

No more published

The plates are engraved by J. Archer

Compare with the J. Murray & R. Faulder 1792 (London) ed., cited in B.H. Soulsby, Linnaeus (2nd ed.), no. 122

Includes bibliographical references and index

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SCNHRB copy 39088010382406 has stamp on t.p.: Library, U.S. National Museum, Smithsonian Institution, Jun. 26, 1890; accession no. 136640; with some pencil annotations and markings; ms. ink autograph of a former owner, G. Kinnear, is on t.p

SCNHRB copy imperfect?: Half-title leaf (p. [i]-[ii] (1st group)) wanting?

SCNHRB copy has later burgundy cloth binding with gilt-lettered spine; faux marbled endpapers; and marbled edges


Publisher Edinburgh : Printed for A. Strahan, and T. Cadell, London, and W. Creech, Edinburgh
Pages 688
Language English
Call number 39088010382406
Digitizing sponsor Biodiversity Heritage Library
Book contributor Smithsonian Libraries
Collection biodiversity
Notes page 313, 495: text lost in binding. pg 433 to 469 missing.

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